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How will Corporate Governance Code impact HR?

The UK Corporate Governance Code, published by the FRC in July 2018, applies to all companies with a premium listing of equity shares in the UK. Specifically, the requirement is for these companies to report in their annual report and accounts on how they have applied the Code.  

Contributor: John Deacon | Published: 2 February 2019


UK shivers: employers braced for snow disruption

Ultimately, companies need to consider individual employees’ circumstances to truly maximise their efficiency. As many employees face the challenges of school closures and travel disruption this week, businesses will need to be more flexible to allow employees to work where they are most able and productive.

Contributor: Rufus Grig | Published: 1 February 2019


Demand for professionals stumbles amid uncertain climate

While permanent placements increased 3 percent in the year to November 2018, the number of contractors out on assignment dipped by 6 percent during the same period. Use of contingent workers fell across every one of APSCo’s core sectors.

Contributor: Ann Swain | Published: 1 February 2019


Skills gaps crisis widens as employers fail to develop entire workforce

The findings go on to show that while 81 percent of workers believe the skills they need to do their job will change over the next five years, from a lot to not very much. A quarter (24 percent) of GB workers are not getting sufficient feedback from their managers or colleagues on the skills they should be learning. 

Contributor: Unknown | Published: 31 January 2019


Apprenticeship Levy must be more flexible to be inclusive to women

“The toolkit also highlights the benefit of working with recruitment industry trade association members. REC members all adhere to a code of professional conduct in which diversity is a core principle. Recruitment professionals are well placed to advise employers on how best they can make change happen.”

Contributor: Sophie Wingfield | Published: 31 January 2019

Birmingham suffers twice as many fatal work accidents than national average

In the region, North Warwickshire and South Staffordshire saw the most accidents per 100,000 workers, with 851 (almost three times the national average) and 584 respectively. The safest area in the region was Worcester, with just 1.96 injuries per 100,000 workers – down 19 percent year on year.

Contributor: Phil Barker | Published: 30 January 2019


Parents pushed out of workplace and into self-employment

Ultimately though, the benefits outweigh the frustrations. Half of self-employed parents (49 percent) report feeling happier and a third more empowered (33 percent). A quarter (24 percent) of this growing cohort say they started up after feeling the urge to transform a passion project into a business.

Contributor: Max Jennings | Published: 29 January 2019

Brussels prepares to welcome talent post Brexit

London is currently the most attractive city for international talent, while Brussels is ranked in 18th place. Brussels is popular mainly among international talent that wants to make more money. Those with higher educations also choose this city relatively more often.

Contributor: Geert-Jan Waasdorp | Published: 28 January 2019


Sunday fear… do you suffer?

One in five UK workers confessed they would ‘remove’ a particular colleague when quizzed on the one thing they would change in their job. The results, from a survey of 2,000 UK workers, show most lose almost an entire day thinking about the week ahead rather than switching off and enjoying the whole weekend. 

Contributor: Mark Rhodes | Published: 27 January 2019

negotiating a pay rise

UK salaries to remain static as businesses brace for Brexit

“Our advice to businesses facing candidate shortages is to be flexible and consider hiring professionals with transferrable skills. Companies should consider taking on candidates who are ambitious and fast learners, even if they are not an exact fit for the job description.

Contributor: Chris Hickey | Published: 26 January 2019